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Sealed Joint Design
10/27/17: Much of EPG 751.13 Expansion Devices was revised to reflect the improved design and details for both Preformed Compression and Strip Seal Expansion Joint Systems. New designs and details for Preformed Silicon or EPDM Seal Expansion Joint Systems were also issued. Numerous standard detail notes were revised or added in EPG 751.50 H5c, H5d and H5e.
Required Number of Strands
10/13/17: In EPG 7126.96.36.199 Material Properties and EPG 7188.8.131.52 Material Properties, guidance was expanded for reporting on the girder plans the required number of strands by design and the total initial prestress force.
10/11/17: A table was added to clarify policies for storing items under bridges.
Licensing of Junkyard
10/10/17: The list of electronic design data files generated from GEOPAK for Roadway Contract Plans was updated.
End of Slab Guidance
9/29/17: In EPG 7184.108.40.206 Slab Offsets for Curved Bridges and EPG 7220.127.116.11 Plan of Slab Details, guidance was clarified about how to show and identify the end of slab in a plan of slab detail when expansion joint systems are located at the end bents. In EPG 718.104.22.168 Bridge Slabs and Note B3.21, guidance about how to estimate slab quantities when expansion joint systems are present was clarified.
9/28/17: Guidance for change orders to bridge plans was clarified.
Work Zone Transportation Management Plan
9/27/17: In EPG 616.14.8 Significant Projects, the criteria of "significant project" was revised. The requirements for TCP were revised in EPG 616.14.10 Work Zone Transportation Management Plan.
9/19/17: Guidance about who may prepare legal descriptions was clarified and brought into compliance with new legislation.
9/12/17: Clarified guidance that distances to hold-down devices and between hold-down devices for prestressed girders and beams should be reported on the plans to the nearest inch.
9/1/17: Guidance for the cutout and extension process was updated to reflect current statutes.
9/1/17: A checklist of items to determine property ownership for ADA projects was added.
8/31/17: Guidance for bridge clearances was clarified in EPG 722.214.171.124 Vertical and Horizontal Clearances, EPG 7126.96.36.199 Bridges Over Railroads, EPG 7188.8.131.52.2 Content, EPG 7184.108.40.206.1.5 Features Crossed and EPG 7220.127.116.11.2.7 Features Crossed. In EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, notes A3.7 and E3.5 were also revised.
8/29/17: The speed limit threshold for using raised islands at railroad crossings was reduced from 45 mph to 40 mph and an option was added for locations with a speed limit of 45 mph or greater.
8/24/17: The intermediate bent beam cap height for solid slab end span was revised to accommodate commercially available forming systems.
Anchorage of Pile for Seismic Jobs
8/14/17: Guidance for the anchorage of pile for seismic jobs was revised in EPG 751.36.2 Anchorage of Piles for Seismic Categories B, C and D. Also, related standard detailing notes were revised and added.
8/10/17: Guidance for the measurement of liquid asphalt cement has been clarified.
8/10/17: New guidance clarifies overhead work on bridges safety policy.
Emergency Vehicle Crossover Dimensions
8/8/17: Guidance in EPG 240 Maintenance and Emergency Crossovers revised the emergency vehicle crossover dimensions to 20' wide with a 10' radius to allow better utilization by fire/EMS responders.
8/7/17: Guidance is now available for the new Sec 610.
EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes
7/24/17: Guidance has been updated to current practice.
7/11/17: DocuSign instructions have been made available in the guidance.
7/5/17: Guidance reflects the new 2017-2020 on-call consultant categories and lists.